Ronnie Olesker

Michael W. Ranger '80 and Virginia R. Ranger P'17 Professorship in Government, Chair of Government Government Department
Education

PhD, International Relations
The Fletcher School, Tufts University
MALD, Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy
The Fletcher School, Tufts University
LL.B, Bachelor of Law
The College of Management Law School

Ronnie Olesker.

Originally from Israel, I spent a few years as a child in the Boston area and then returned to the United States as a graduate student at the Fletcher School, Tufts University where I received my doctorate in international relations.

In the past I served in the Israeli army where I learned the importance of policy analysis and critical thinking. Before graduate school in the States, I completed a law degree in Israel, with a specialization in international law but somehow found myself working as an assistant prosecutor at the Central District Attorney’s office in Tel Aviv, Israel.

After a short period as a lawyer, I was disillusioned with the system of criminal law and returned to school to pursue my true passion – international politics and security studies. My teaching areas of expertise bring all my personal and professional life experiences together: as a solider, an attorney, a human rights activist, and a student of international law and politics. I am truly passionate about what I teach and believe that theories must always be applied to “real world” circumstances, even in the classroom, or maybe especially in the classroom. I combine my professional experience with a sense of humor and active engagement with my students in both learning and research endeavors.

I am a die hard Red Sox and Patriots fan, I love to travel and am grateful that my line of work affords me the ability to learn more about the world around me in new and exciting ways.

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